Conceal-Carry Permits

A new cross-check system between separate state law enforcement agencies has turned up 42 ineligible holders of concealed-weapon permits. 

Ohio Public Radio

Lawmakers and dozens of opponents of a pro-gun bill squared off in an Ohio House committee this week over so-called "Constitutional Carry." 

Law-abiding Ohioans age 21 and older could legally carry hidden firearms without getting a permit under a proposal introduced by Ohio House Republicans and supported by GOP Governor Mike DeWine.

Ohio saw a record of nearly 100,000 renewals of concealed carry gun permits last year. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Governor John Kasich is using an unusual procedure that will allow a gun bill to become law without his signature. 

The Ohio Attorney General's office says more than 131 thousand conceal-carry licenses were issued last year, down 34 percent from the record set in 2016 and below the five-year average.

The Ohio House has approved a bill lowering the penalties for concealed-carry permit holders who fail to tell police they have a weapon when they're detained.

Ohio lawmakers are looking at cutting the penalties for concealed-carry permit holders who fail to tell police they have a weapon when they're detained by authorities.

Records from the Ohio Attorney General's office show the number of concealed carry permits issued by the state this year is on pace to far exceed the number of permits issued in 2015.

A bill in the Ohio House would allow certain gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

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Ohio's attorney general reports that more than 145,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio last year for the largest number issued since licensing began in the state in 2004. 

State officials say there's been a big surge in concealed carry permits in Ohio this year.

CCW Licenses Increase

May 2, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the number of licenses issued for carrying concealed weapons in the first three months of the year increased sharply compared with the same period a year ago.

More CCW Permits Issued

Feb 28, 2013

The number of Ohioans getting a license to carry a concealed weapon has set another record.